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post #141 of 193

Just got news from the midwife.  I get induced on Wednesday morning. bigeyes.gif

 

That seems really soon lol.  I've been impatient since like 34 weeks and now that I know the date...I don't feel ready!

 

 

post #142 of 193
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Just got news from the midwife.  I get induced on Wednesday morning. bigeyes.gif

 

That seems really soon lol.  I've been impatient since like 34 weeks and now that I know the date...I don't feel ready!

 

 


Wow, that does seem soon! Exciting - I hope it goes well and that you are able to get your strength back soon. You've had a really rough time.

 

Thanks for all the support everybody. You are all wonderful, and it really means a lot to have people to listen and share with right now. grouphug.gif

 

post #143 of 193

Birdie:  sorry about your grandmother hug2.gif  I love the name Ruby!

post #144 of 193

Birdie: I am also sorry about your grandmother! hug2.gif

 

 

post #145 of 193
I made it to 37 weeks! I can't believe it! joy.gif

And I'm 3-3.5cm dilated. "official" eviction date is the 17th. Mostly because we live so far from the hospital and he is so low (lowest he's seen?) that any cervical change and he'll almost literally fall out. If I have drastic change by next wed, at my next appt, he'll break my water then. I won't ever accept pitocin, and he knows it, but he is comfortable with me as a candidate for breaking my water. I've had my water break twice and both times had babes in arms (even with less dilation/effacement than I am now) within 3 hours. EEK! That's less than two weeks!
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I made it to 37 weeks! I can't believe it! joy.gif


Jill, some BIG congrats are in order for you.  I just cannot imagine the kind of strength you needed to get through this pregnancy.  I remember waiting for posts, thinking Reed would come so, so much sooner.  I had my fingers (and legs) seriously crossed for you.  And you made it TO TERM!!!  Again, so much love to you.  It is fantastic that you were able to cook this kiddo for so long!

 

Melaya, knowing the date is just SO crazy to me.  I really, really hope that things go smoothly and beautifully for you.  I think that you having the doulas this time around should make things a lot easier on you, and I very much hope that this induction can help you get to a place where your poor body can function.  You've been through a lot mama hug2.gif

 

And I am so excited that GreenCarnation is in labor!!  Squee!!  I have a hunch that she's going to have a beautiful birth.  SO MUCH LOVE to you GC!!!

 

AFM -- My home visit is early tomorrow afternoon.  I've been cleaning and organizing all day, pelvis be damned.  I *hope* I can actually get out of bed come morning.  I canceled my chiro appointment because I knew I wouldn't have the time in my day.  Things are coming together alright, but I still have a lot of little things I want to take care of before my MW arrives.

 

 

 

post #147 of 193

BirdieB, sorry to hear about your grandmother. Hope she'll be ok. And I agree that Ruby is a great name!

 

CrazyCatLady, it sounds like the induction is necessary to get you back on your feet. I know Wednesday sounds soon, but you still have a few days to get things in order.

 

Jill, congrats on reaching full-term! That must be the best feeling ever; you've so beat the odds!

 

Italiamom, hope your homevisit preparations are coming along nicely. More importantly though, I hope you got out of bed and are feeling ok.

 

AFM, I woke up at 4.30 with a text-book contraction! Well maybe it was more than one and I slept through the others, but this has never happened to me before naturally. It was just like everyone told me it would be: start in the back and move to the front. Of course, as soon as I got up it lasted for about a minute and then it was gone, but since the baby has felt even lower, so low in fact that when I was sitting on the floor to change DS1's diaper it felt as if I was sitting on DS2's head. I'm excited even though I'd really like this new kid to wait until 8/18, but whatever happens.

 

I've finally gotten around to lining up my support network for the birth. I don't have family in the area - they're all in Europe - and DH's family lives almost as far away. So, I'm relying exclusively on friends to take care of DS1 and to take me to the hospital should labor start. So far things look good, except that I'm lacking DS1 care-takers for about 4 days in mid-August. But I know that there are some people who haven't gotten around to responding yet, and that in the end, it'll all work out. Last time around, I had just moved here and didn't really know anyone, so right now I really dig my IRL-friends.

 

To add to this feeling of having a good support network, I had some friends over for dinner last night, and they spontaneously decided to throw me a shower after the baby's born. I guess that's called a welcoming party. I don't really need anything for the baby other than cloth diapers, but even just having people throw a party is awesome.

 

Anyway, time to check on DS1.

post #148 of 193

From 7pm last night until 10am today I had cosistent contractions that didn't stop no matter my position.  I bounced on the ball, I took a shower, I ate, I sat on the toilet, I slept between contractions, I walked, I sat in the recliner.  And, once again, they just fizzled.  Now I'm having about one contraction every hour or so.  I don't even want to try to get things going again, because nothing ever really happens and then I'm exhausted from hours of contractions.  So we're getting ready to leave for Marc's grandmother's 93rd birthday party at the lake.  There better be one big birthday cake.  Maybe we should pack the labor bags in the car just in case.  *sigh* 

 

I'm starting to get really depressed here.  Is something wrong that I can have real, painful, consistent, strenghtening contractions for 12+ hours and then labor just doesn't start?  I've done this twice before, so my body knows what to do.  Why isn't it doing it?  Do I really have to do this for another week or more?  I'll only be 39 weeks on Monday, so I know I should stop complaining.....but after 2 early babies, high blood pressure (and babies of moms with hbp usually come early from what I've read), and a MONTH of bleeping prodromal labor I don't know how much more I can take.  I told Marc that I really need him to help me at my appt on Tuesday, because we will be discussing induction and I don't want to be induced.  I don't.  I don't want to be induced.  I do not want to be induced.  I will not be induced.  Oh, man, I am so going to cave.  Just kill me now so it all stops, but save the baby.  She's a keeper.

post #149 of 193
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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
I'm starting to get really depressed here.  Is something wrong that I can have real, painful, consistent, strenghtening contractions for 12+ hours and then labor just doesn't start?  I've done this twice before, so my body knows what to do.  Why isn't it doing it?  Do I really have to do this for another week or more?  I'll only be 39 weeks on Monday, so I know I should stop complaining.....but after 2 early babies, high blood pressure (and babies of moms with hbp usually come early from what I've read), and a MONTH of bleeping prodromal labor I don't know how much more I can take.  I told Marc that I really need him to help me at my appt on Tuesday, because we will be discussing induction and I don't want to be induced.  I don't.  I don't want to be induced.  I do not want to be induced.  I will not be induced.  Oh, man, I am so going to cave.  Just kill me now so it all stops, but save the baby.  She's a keeper.


hug2.gif  Oh, Jessica!  I can hear the desperation in your voice in this post!  I feel so badly for you.  I know you're doing all you can do to get this girlie to come on her own.  I don't think you'll need to be induced at all, your body is working so hard.  Don't give up hope.  

 

I hope you get a giant piece of cake.  

post #150 of 193
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From 7pm last night until 10am today I had cosistent contractions that didn't stop no matter my position.  I bounced on the ball, I took a shower, I ate, I sat on the toilet, I slept between contractions, I walked, I sat in the recliner.  And, once again, they just fizzled.  Now I'm having about one contraction every hour or so.  I don't even want to try to get things going again, because nothing ever really happens and then I'm exhausted from hours of contractions.  So we're getting ready to leave for Marc's grandmother's 93rd birthday party at the lake.  There better be one big birthday cake.  Maybe we should pack the labor bags in the car just in case.  *sigh* 

 

I'm starting to get really depressed here.  Is something wrong that I can have real, painful, consistent, strenghtening contractions for 12+ hours and then labor just doesn't start?  I've done this twice before, so my body knows what to do.  Why isn't it doing it?  Do I really have to do this for another week or more?  I'll only be 39 weeks on Monday, so I know I should stop complaining.....but after 2 early babies, high blood pressure (and babies of moms with hbp usually come early from what I've read), and a MONTH of bleeping prodromal labor I don't know how much more I can take.  I told Marc that I really need him to help me at my appt on Tuesday, because we will be discussing induction and I don't want to be induced.  I don't.  I don't want to be induced.  I do not want to be induced.  I will not be induced.  Oh, man, I am so going to cave.  Just kill me now so it all stops, but save the baby.  She's a keeper.


I'm waiting for the post where the labor stops and you go to the store to buy one of those grabber things, yank the baby out and then go spend a week cuddling her in bed.

 

For heaven's sake.

 

I hope you have a wonderful time at the party and that it's Magical Baby-having Cake.

 

 

 

post #151 of 193

greensad.gif Jessica, that sounds so rough.  I've been having contractions on and off too, but never for that long...sounds so exhausting and frustrating!  I so hope the baby comes out soon so you can be done with this!

post #152 of 193


 

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I made it to 37 weeks! I can't believe it! joy.gif

And I'm 3-3.5cm dilated. "official" eviction date is the 17th. Mostly because we live so far from the hospital and he is so low (lowest he's seen?) that any cervical change and he'll almost literally fall out. If I have drastic change by next wed, at my next appt, he'll break my water then. I won't ever accept pitocin, and he knows it, but he is comfortable with me as a candidate for breaking my water. I've had my water break twice and both times had babes in arms (even with less dilation/effacement than I am now) within 3 hours. EEK! That's less than two weeks!

Jillybeans, I am glad you made it to term! Congratulations!

 

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From 7pm last night until 10am today I had cosistent contractions that didn't stop no matter my position.  I bounced on the ball, I took a shower, I ate, I sat on the toilet, I slept between contractions, I walked, I sat in the recliner.  And, once again, they just fizzled.  Now I'm having about one contraction every hour or so.  I don't even want to try to get things going again, because nothing ever really happens and then I'm exhausted from hours of contractions.  So we're getting ready to leave for Marc's grandmother's 93rd birthday party at the lake.  There better be one big birthday cake.  Maybe we should pack the labor bags in the car just in case.  *sigh* 

 

I'm starting to get really depressed here.  Is something wrong that I can have real, painful, consistent, strenghtening contractions for 12+ hours and then labor just doesn't start?  I've done this twice before, so my body knows what to do.  Why isn't it doing it?  Do I really have to do this for another week or more?  I'll only be 39 weeks on Monday, so I know I should stop complaining.....but after 2 early babies, high blood pressure (and babies of moms with hbp usually come early from what I've read), and a MONTH of bleeping prodromal labor I don't know how much more I can take.  I told Marc that I really need him to help me at my appt on Tuesday, because we will be discussing induction and I don't want to be induced.  I don't.  I don't want to be induced.  I do not want to be induced.  I will not be induced.  Oh, man, I am so going to cave.  Just kill me now so it all stops, but save the baby.  She's a keeper.


Jessica, maybe if you bring your labor bags to the party you'll send a very clear message to your baby and body that you're totally ready! :0) Fingers crossed there will be a huge cake that'll get things rolling!

post #153 of 193
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All I can think about today is birthday cake.  Yellow sheet cake with strawberries and bananas and custard in the middle and buttercream icing.  I literally cannot. stop. thinking. about. it.  

post #154 of 193

I went through a cake thing/obsession about a week ago.  I still may not be completely over it.  A piece of carrot cake with gobs of icing from the Vons bakery sounds really good to me right now. eat.gif

 

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All I can think about today is birthday cake.  Yellow sheet cake with strawberries and bananas and custard in the middle and buttercream icing.  I literally cannot. stop. thinking. about. it.  



 

post #155 of 193

Cake, sounds sooooo good, but I'm a fondant icing girl. The problem here is I have to make it myself if I want fondant icing, and its my birthday next week. So I have a choice, a yummy made by myself fondant iced cake, or a cake purchased by DH with chocolate ganache icing. I really don't care for buttercream icing, but I think that's because birthday cakes back home are always fondant. Its a difficult choice because I really don't think I'm going to have the energy by next weekend to make my own cake. Why O why can't I just get a regular cake with fondant without some huge production or special order?

post #156 of 193
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Mmmm chocolate ganache....eat.gif

post #157 of 193
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Mmmm chocolate ganache....eat.gif


I think this is what I'm going to opt for next Saturday. I make everybody else's birthday cakes, but this year I just don't think I'm up to making my own one, as standing up for too long hurts my sacrum too much.

 

I'm also hoping this little one doesn't decide to arrive next weekend either. I really don't fancy the idea of being in labor on my birthday, and having shared my birthday with my dad, I'd also really like this baby to have a birthday that doesn't have to be shared with anyone.

 

post #158 of 193

buttercream...custard.....oh what a taunt!  eat.gif

post #159 of 193
I thought I was done eating for the night until I read this thread- now I want to polish off the last of the angel food cake we have left from our fondue date night a couple days ago.
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I'm also hoping this little one doesn't decide to arrive next weekend either. I really don't fancy the idea of being in labor on my birthday, and having shared my birthday with my dad, I'd also really like this baby to have a birthday that doesn't have to be shared with anyone.

 


I shared a birthday with my grandpa, and while I think it's very special now, back when I was a kid I often wished I didn't have to share with anyone.  Still, fingers crossed that baby doesn't make you miss your second choice cake!

 

Any word from Jessica?  I have this feeling that she's going to go pretty soon here...  That poor post from this morning just made ME want to cry, and I'm not the one enduring all that prodromal labor.  Sheesh.

 

AFM -- We had our home visit today, and it went really well.  I had the supplies all organized, labeled in boxes, and together (stayed up until 2AM doing that), which my midwife certainly seemed pleased with.  She also said that the baby's head is "Really, really engaged.  Wow.  Really engaged.  Good baby."  Although she is still posterior.  But it confirmed that all the miserable pressure I'm feeling is in fact my baby's giant head (thanks DH), and not just my pelvis totally failing me.

 

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